The fate of Omaha's legal protections for gay and transgender residents won't be placed into voters' hands this spring. A church-led effort to repeal the ordinance did not gather enough signatures in time to launch a referendum immediately, organizers said Thursday.
While February was declared Black History Month to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of all African Americans, the lives of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people are often left out of the picture. During the month of February GLAAD will pay special homage to the leaders who have paved the way to make the world a better place for LGBT Americans, especailly African-Americans and other people of color.
An undergraduate transgender student at the nation's oldest, historically all-female Salem College, a private college in North Carolina, is due to undergo his gender confirmation surgery in February—and Salem's administrators are unsure if they should maintain their 250-year-old tradition in the face of possible public outcry or a potential lawsuit.
Whether they didn't know or didn't care, the fans who attended Wednesday night's Cabrillo College women's basketball game against Mission provided no reaction when Gabrielle Ludwig entered with 11:17 remaining in the first half.
State Sen. Cale Case claimed Thursday that the battle over recognition of the civil rights of gay people is over. “The people of Wyoming are ready for this,” the Lander Republican said. “This is not a big deal.”
Now that marriage equality has made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is time to address the real need for workplace protections. In 29 states, anyone can be fired simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
The stepfather and sister of a transgender woman stabbed to death at a Northeast D.C. bus stop last February are inviting members of the LGBT community to participate in a memorial remembrance for Deoni Jones on Saturday, Feb. 2, to commemorate the anniversary of her death.